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UN Panel of Electoral Experts arrives in Venezuela

They will participate as international companions in the presidential elections of 28J

This Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) Panel of Electoral Experts arrived in Venezuela as part of the invitation extended by the National Electoral Council (CNE) to participate as international companions in the presidential elections on July 28.

The Chancellor of the Republic Yván Gil announced on his account on the social network “During this meeting, we had the opportunity to highlight the strengths of the Venezuelan electoral system, recognized worldwide as one of the most reliable and transparent.”

After the elections, it is expected that the group of experts will prepare an internal report that will be delivered to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, which will include “recommendations on improvements that could be made in future electoral processes in Venezuela,” he reports. a Press release.

Here is the full statement:

The UN Panel of Electoral Experts arrived in Venezuela

July 09, 2024

The UN Panel of Electoral Experts arrived in Venezuela at the invitation of the National Electoral Council and in accordance with the Barbados Agreement of October 17, 2023. The UN Panel will prepare an internal report for the Secretary General on the development of the presidential elections in July 2024. The Panel's report will include recommendations on improvements that could be made in future electoral processes in Venezuela.

The Panel is made up of four experts, two women and two men, with extensive experience in electoral technical areas. The Panel will remain in the country until a few days after the elections. Its members will enjoy complete freedom to meet with political and social actors, as well as with electoral authorities and experts.

An Electoral Expert Panel is one of several types of electoral assistance that the United Nations can provide at the request of member states. Unlike UN electoral observation missions, which require a specific mandate from the Security Council or the General Assembly, and are very rare, Electoral Expert Panels do not issue public statements evaluating the overall conduct of an electoral process or Your results. Without a legislative mandate, the UN cannot publicly observe or evaluate a Member State's electoral processes and therefore the Panel of Experts will not issue any public statements.

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